Cash will help maintenance - The Evesham Observer

Cash will help maintenance

Evesham Editorial 22nd Feb, 2018   0

‘CRUCIAL’ maintenance work on a Pershore nature reserve can go ahead after the county’s largest conservation charity was awarded £30,000.

The cash boost from Severn Waste Services to the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust will enable the organisation to help wildlife at Tiddesley Wood.

Nash’s Meadows and Boynes Coppice, both near Upton-upon-Severn, will also benefit from the funding.

David Molloy, the Trust’s conservation officer responsible for the three reserves, said: “We are delighted that Severn Waste Services has chosen to fund this really important work on three of our nature reserves.

“Some of the work that it’s funding may sound mundane but it’s absolutely crucial if we are to manage these beautiful sites in the best way for wildlife.”

The popular Tiddesley Wood is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is home to many species of woodland birds with wide paths, coppice plots and open glades.

The funding will pay for the resurfacing of the main track through the wood to help visitors as well as forestry vehicles which need to extract timber as part of the wood’s management.

New fencing is also being erected around the orchard to protect the important collection of fruit trees there.

Jim Haywood of Severn Waste Services said: “We are pleased that we are able to support the Trust as it carries out such vital work.”


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